Shari Redstone
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Vice Chair, Board of Directors

As president of National Amusements and vice chair of Viacom and CBS Corporation, Redstone has emerged as one of the most powerful women in entertainment over the past two years. She has shown no fear of high-profile clashes as she takes the reins of the empire built by her father, Sumner Redstone. She exerted her clout to reshape Viacom in 2016, and this year at CBS she prevailed in a bitter legal battle for control of the company with former chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. The move spurred the turnover of more than half of CBS’ board members. Redstone is also co-founder and managing partner of Advancit Capital, which invests in early-stage media, 
entertainment and technology companies such as Maker Studios, Qualia and Skift.


  • Viacom
  • National Amusements
  • Advancit Capital


  • Tufts University (MA, USA)
  • Boston University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
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Shari Redstone Calls for 'Thorough, Open' Investigation of Leslie Moonves by CBS

Shari Redstone Calls for 'Thorough, Open' Investigation of Leslie Moonves by CBS

A representative for CBS controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has weighed in on plans for CBS to investigate sexual misconduct claims against chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves, defending Redstone against rumors that she has helped fuel the reporting on Moonves' behavior to gain favor in the legal battle for control of the company.The New Yorker is expected to publish a story today detailing allegations of inappropriate behavior by Moonves over his long career. The CBS board of directors responded, even before the story's...


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